Professor, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
University of Chicago

Group Contact CV SnapShots
CMB Introduction '96   Intermediate '01   Polarization Intro '01   Cosmic Symphony '04   Polarization Primer '97   Review '02   Power Animations   Lensing   Power Prehistory   Legacy Material '96   PhD Thesis '95 Baryon Acoustic Oscillations Cosmic Shear Clusters
Transfer Function WMAP Likelihood Reionization PPF for CAMB Halo Mass Conversion Cluster Abundance
Intro to Cosmology [243] Cosmology I [legacy 321] Cosmology II [321] Current Topics [282] Galaxies and Universe [242] Radiative Processes [305] Research Preparation [307] GR Perturbation Theory [408] CMB [448] Cosmic Acceleration [449]


Physical Mechanisms of Anisotropy Formation

Compressions and Rarefactions of Acoustic Waves

Baryon Drag

Doppler Effect

Potential Driving Effect

Photon Diffusion

ISW or Metric Evolution

Gravitational Lensing


Power Spectrum Phenomenology

Harmonic Series of Peaks

Alternating Peak Heights

Potential Envelope

Damping Envelope

Uses of Anisotropies

Model for structure formation from acoustic phase and potential envelope

Cosmological parameter fitting given a model

Cosmological parameter determination from robust features

Reionization, clusters, & the first generation of structure